The podcast for brave creatives who live in a world that wants you to play it safe.
It's time to face facts: You are an indestructible woman fused with super powers that defy convention. Am I right? If so, then this podcast is for you!
In Play It Brave, D'Arcy Benincosa dives in deep to her wit and wisdom to teach you about creative a life full of mindset, money, and marketing miracles! Let's get started!
More Money, More Problems is the Biggest Misconception
Calling all women! Have you ever felt like the dream of being rich is for men? The stigma around wealthy women is still a very real thing in our society, and today fellow photographer and mastermind leader, Elena S Blair and I shed some light on why the “more money, more problems” belief is the biggest misconception. Take it from two wealthy women themselves: you have the right, and dare I say – duty – to break the cycle and step into your power as a money magician and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Hit play!
Elena S Blair is an award winning lifestyle, family, and newborn photographer based in Seattle, WA. With over a decade of experience, Elena has photographed hundreds of families making her Seattle's most sought-after lifestyle portrait photographer. Her work and words have been featured on popular online publications like The Huffington Post, Click & Co Blog, Dear Photographer, and many more. Elena teaches with online platforms including CreativeLive, KelbyOne, and Click & Company, as well as independently reaching thousands of photographers each year. She is an established public speaker inspiring photographers all over the United States to make meaningful art and build profitable businesses.
SHOW NOTES: https://darcybenincosa.com/play-it-brave/elena-s-blair
From Craigslist to Martha Stewart’s Best Of List: The Power of Getting Published
From marketing her business on Craigslist to being featured on Martha Stewart Weddings Best Of list, Abby Jiu is a true inspiration to all of us wherever we are in our journey. On this episode Abby and I dive into the intentional strategy that landed her many publications features and luxury weddings and we outline a few tactics you may not have heard before. Let her transformation story be your kick in the butt to get.your.work.seen and submit!
About Abby Jiu:
Abby Jiu began her career as a fine art wedding photographer in 2009. In the intervening years she’s been named a top wedding photographer by Martha Stewart Weddings, and her couple’s days have been featured in People, Brides, The Knot, Over the Moon, Washingtonian Weddings, and Inside Weddings.
Her signature high fashion aesthetic makes her one of the most highly sought after photographers around the world for discerning couples and wedding professionals alike.
SHOW NOTES: https://darcybenincosa.com/play-it-brave/from-craigslist-to-martha-stewarts-best-of-list-the-power-of-getting-published
How To Play On Your Strengths as a Photographer
Do you feel like you have to be highly energetic and hyper-involved photographer to make your couples feel comfortable in front of the camera? Let’s be honest, it’s not for everyone. I personally struggled with this idea of who I needed to be as a photographer, so in this episode we’re taking a look at a fresh perspective on running a successful photography business. Anni Graham is on the podcast to share her experience in relieving that pressure to give a certain experience to her clients and how she played on her strengths to develop a highly-successful business and inspiring masterpiece portfolio that is truly unique to her.
About Anni Graham: Based in Bend, Oregon and traveling worldwide, Anni Graham is a master photographer shooting intimate weddings and elopements for the adventurous, travel-inclined couple.
SHOW NOTES: https://darcybenincosa.com/photography/how-to-play-on-your-strengths-as-a-photographer
Wife, Mom, and Marketing Expert: A True BTS of Erich McVey’s Photography Empire
If you’re a photographer who has ever thought about expanding your business to include other revenue streams (or maybe you haven’t even thought about it) then this episode is for you! Amy McVey is a marketing and branding expert and the brains behind the Erich McVey “empire” outside of photography. In this episode she gives us a behind the scenes peek into what their marketing strategies have looked like over the years, how their business has evolved to support their family in various ways, and how they avoid burnout so they can find enjoyment in what they do.
About Amy McVey:
Amy is the wife of Erich McVey, mom, and a branding and marketing expert who works behind the scenes in Erich’s highly successful photography business and more.
SHOW NOTES: https://darcybenincosa.com/marketing/wife-mom-and-marketing-expert-a-true-bts-of-erich-mcveys-photography-empire
How to Get THE SHOT. The One That Stops You In Your Scroll.
We all have photographers we follow that continuously post photos that stop you in your scroll. For me, Lucy Muñoz is one of them. Today on the podcast, Lucy and I are chatting about how she makes sure she gets THE SHOT at every wedding. The one that sends chills down your spine, gets chosen for a magazine cover, and is a true masterpiece. If you want to take your work from mediocre to a scroll-stopping masterpiece, then tune into this episode.
About Lucy Munoz:
Lucy Munoz is a destination wedding and editorial photographer based in Southern California. She has been featured in Vogue, Brides, Elle, Instyle and many more. When she is not taking pictures, she loves spending time with her family, unapologetically beating them at board games.
SHOW NOTES: https://darcybenincosa.com/photography/how-to-get-the-shot-the-one-that-stops-you-in-your-scroll
Two 1/2 Million Dollar Launches & The Secrets Behind Them
Last year I did my first ½ million dollar launch, and when that same launch rolled around this year I become obsessed with one thing. Doing it all again. I had a major fear of failure.
Fast forward two months, we're now post-launch and the good news is I had an even bigger launch than last year, but it took some major up-leveling.
In this episode, I’m outlining everything I did to ensure a successful launch so that you can do these things too for your next launch! Dive right in to hear allll the juicy secrets behind my two half-million dollar launches.
SHOW NOTES: https://darcybenincosa.com/mindset/two-half-million-dollar-launches-and-the-secrets-behind-them
The Best Podcast
Play it Brave is one of the best podcasts I have had the pleasure of listening to. D’Arcy does not only help you become a better photographer and business owner, but a better person. Working and challenging you from the inside out. Sharing stories from her past, her journey of healing, introducing you to so much knowledge with each episode. I am so grateful!
Helpful content and amazing guests
The podcast is great! Full of wisdom and excellent business advice for creatives. Love love love.
Every episode is so valuable and inspiring! D’Arcy is honest, candid and vulnerable, all the while lovely and funny, always asking the right questions to her guests so the audience gets the most value from each episode. I come away after each one feeling inspired and excited!